This is awesome
This is awesome
Trek 8202011 Madone 6.2 H2 Rage RedTrek 2012 2.1Saris Power Tap Pro
"Advantages Must Be Pressed, Disadvantages Must Be Overcome"
his story very moving, we must learn from him
That was wonderful
1992 Peugeot mtb, gone
2006 Specialized Allez
2008 Specialized HotWalk, son's bike
2009 Specialized Tricross, gone
2010 Ridgeback Honey, daughter's bike
2012 Islabikes Beinn, daughter's 2nd bike
2012 Focus Mares
2012 Cannondale SuperSix
WOW, what an inspiring video.
2012 Trek FX 7.5
Never dreamed he would be able to run. Power of the mind is amazing
It's good that he found a way back, but I'm left wondering why he was disabled in the first place. It was obviously nothing permanent. Depression, perhaps?
2013 Felt 960 29er MTB. 1,336.2 miles
2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0. 855.7 miles
At the video page I saw where 254 people disliked the video They may have been doctors?
And to add to this amazing story of not giving up
Look at the rider in the background walking his bike
Cool video. Very motivating.
That's what he said, but obviously it wasn't a permanent disability. He may have been feeling his age; after all, doing that extreme stuff is for kids! A more normal person would have found a less demanding job position and moved on. How he got to being 289 pounds is the part of the story he sort of glossed over.
I feel like a wimp for avoiding hills now. Thanks.
Thanks for sharing; I had not gotten choked up in a while. Very inspiring and a great reminder to persevere.
BTW, for you folks wondering why he was unable to heal or thinking that nothing was all that wrong in the first place you ought to read up about spinal injuries. Better yet, spend some time with people recovering from spinal injuries. Jumping and landing with full gear can lead to VERY serious compression injuries not to mention injuries to the lower extremities. It may not seem like much but these spinal injuries can take a looooooooong time to heal and are excruciatingly painful. I had a VERY minor spinal injury by comparison and it took me nearly a year to be able to bend over. Yoga and swimming were the only things that really helped me recover despite "help" from countless medical specialists. So don't underestimate the long hard road this guy likely had to endure.
Oh, and BTW#2: This is a great reason to support wounded warrior programs so that men and women of service recover faster and never get as bad as this guy did.
Was happy when he walked, shocked when he ran. So inspiring.
Great story!! Thank you for sharing! This is a great thread topic. Any other inspiring stories?